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PSHE

Intent

 

Our PSHE curriculum stems from our school ethos of “Love, Faith and Respect”.

PSHE education is a whole school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to keep themselves healthy and safe, as well as to prepare for life and work in modern Britain.

Research has shown that having PSHE values embedded throughout the curriculum has a positive impact on both the academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

 

Implementation

 

At St Peters, we support and encourage children to grow in the following areas:

 

Health & Wellbeing:

 

  • know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
  • How to maintain their physical health.
  • to look after their mental and emotional well-being.
  • To develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.

 

Relationships:

 

  • Develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social and cultural contexts.
  • to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships.
  • to recognise risky or negative relationships, including all forms of bullying and abuse, and know how to ask for help.
  • Know how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

 

Living in the Wider World:

 

  • Know the importance of responsible behaviours and actions.
  • Be responsible and independent members of the school community.
  • Understand the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and understand different

    faiths and beliefs.

  • Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
  • Know about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.

 

PSHE is delivered within a whole school approach, which includes:

 

  • Dedicated curriculum time
  • Teaching PSHE through other subjects/curriculum areas, such as PE
  • Restorative justice
  • Specialised assemblies, eg CAFOD
  • PSHE activities and school events eg church events
  • Pastoral care and guidance
  • Visiting speakers

 

Relationships at St Peters are based on an atmosphere of trust and respect for everyone. All staff are role models for children and work together to promote a safe, happy environment.  Children are encouraged to develop good relationships with their peers and all staff and to take responsibility for their own behaviour.  As a school we use the “restorative justice” process whereby children are able to discuss the situation from their viewpoint and hear the other person’s point of view on the matter.  From this, we aim to model how grievances can be resolved calmly and quickly without escalation nor association of blame.

 

The children also have an active School Council where two children from each class are elected to represent the class’s views. The council meet termly with a dedicated teacher who will listen to the pupils’ voice and ideas and together work out how they can be implemented. Through the School Council, children learn why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing them, as well as understanding what democracy is.

 

EYFS

Personal, Social and Emotional development is a statutory requirement in the EYFS. It is recognised as being a core area, essential to the children’s future learning and development. EYFS practitioners plan opportunities and experiences to enable children to work towards the early learning goals in Personal, Social and Emotional Development and some aspects of Understanding the World. This provides the foundations of PSHE education and Citizenship in Key Stage 1 and 2.

 

Impact

 

Our PSHE curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that it:

 

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children and of society;
  • Prepares our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they already face and for adult life;
  • Provides information about keeping healthy and safe, emotionally and physically;
  • Encourages our children to understand how all actions have consequences and how they can make informed choices to help themselves, others and the environment.

 

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